US Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) Regulations Handbook2012

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This is the latest report from GlobalData, the industry analysis specialists, and offers comprehensive information on hydraulic fracturing regulations applicable in the US both at the federal and state level. The report provides information on the regulatory bodies supervising hydraulic fracturing operations and laws and acts enacted for the regulation of fracking operations. The report also provides information related to the current state-level regulatory bodies and the policies framed for protecting the environment and public health from the potential impacts of fracking. The report is compiled using data and information sourced from proprietary databases, primary and secondary research, and in-house analysis by GlobalData’s team of industry experts.

 

Scope

Hydraulic fracturing regulations in the US at the federal level and the acts enacted for environmental and public health protection.

The regulatory bodies in Colorado, Texas, Pennsylvania, North Dakota, New York, Arkansas, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma, West Virginia and Alabama for hydraulic fracturing activities.

The rules and regulations framed at the state level in Colorado, Texas, Pennsylvania, North Dakota, New York, Arkansas, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma, West Virginia and Alabama for environmental and public health protection. 

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Be ahead of competition by keeping yourself abreast with all the latest policy changes pertaining to hydraulic fracturing across different states in the US

 

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Table of Contents

1 Table of Contents  4

1.1 List of Tables  6

1.2 List of Figures 6

2 Introduction  7

2.1 Overview  7

2.2 GlobalData Report Guide  7

3 Overview of Regulations for Hydraulic Fracturing in the US  9

3.1 Need and Importance of Regulatory Structure  9

3.2 Major Regulatory Laws for Hydraulic Fracturing in the US  12

3.2.1 Federal Level 12

3.2.2 State Level  12

4 Regulations for Hydraulic Fracturing at the Federal Level  13

4.1 Environment Protection Agency  13

4.2 Bureau of Land Management  13

4.3 Federal Level Laws  14

4.3.1 Safe Drinking Water Act  14

4.3.2 Clean Water Act  14

4.3.3 Clean Air Act  15

5 Regulations for Hydraulic Fracturing in Colorado  16

5.1 Overview of Hydraulic Fracturing in Colorado  16

5.2 Fracking Regulations by Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission  18

5.3 Rules and Regulations Framed by Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission for Hydraulic Fracturing 20

5.4 Local Government Regulations in Colorado  21

6 Regulations for Hydraulic Fracturing in Texas  22

6.1 Overview of Shale Plays in Texas  22

6.2 Fracking Regulations of the Rail Road Commission  22

6.3 Rules and Regulations Framed by the Rail Road Commission  24

7 Regulations for Hydraulic Fracturing in Pennsylvania  25

7.1 Overview of Hydraulic Fracturing in Pennsylvania  25

7.2 Fracking Regulations by the Department of Environmental Protection  26

7.3 Rules and Regulations framed by the Department of Environmental Protection  27

7.3.1 Rules under the Oil and Gas Act (Act 223) 27

7.3.2 Act of July 25, 1961, Oil and Gas Conservation Law  30

8 Regulations for Hydraulic Fracturing in North Dakota  31

8.1 Overview of Hydraulic Fracturing in North Dakota  31

8.2 Oil and Gas Division of Department of Mineral Resources Regulates Hydraulic Fracturing Activities in North Dakota  32

8.3 Rules and Regulations Framed by the Department of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas Division  32

9 Regulations for Hydraulic Fracturing in New York  35

9.1 Overview of Hydraulic Fracturing in New York  35

9.2 Fracking Regulations by the Department of Environmental Conservation  36

9.3 Rules and Regulations by the Department of Environmental Conservation  36

10 Regulations for Hydraulic Fracturing in Arkansas  38

10.1 Overview of Hydraulic Fracturing in Arkansas  38

10.2 Fracking Regulations by the Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission  39

10.3 Rules and Regulations by the Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission 39

11 Regulations for Hydraulic Fracturing in Michigan  40

11.1 Overview of Hydraulic Fracturing in Michigan  40

11.2 Fracking Regulations by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality  40

11.3 Rules and Regulations by the Department of Environmental Quality 41

11.3.1 Permitting Instructions  41

11.3.2 Completion Instructions 42

11.3.3 Reporting Instructions  42

12 Regulations for Hydraulic Fracturing in Louisiana  43

12.1 Overview of Hydraulic Fracturing in Louisiana  43

12.2 Fracking Regulations by the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, Office of Conservation  43 

12.3 Rules and Regulations by the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, Office of Conservation 43

13 Regulations for Hydraulic Fracturing in Ohio  45

13.1 Overview of Hydraulic Fracturing in Ohio  45

13.2 Fracking Regulations by the Division of Mineral Resource Management  46

13.3 Rules and Regulations by the Division of Mineral Resource Management  46

13.4 Senate Bill 315  47

14 Regulations for Hydraulic Fracturing in Oklahoma  48

14.1 Overview of Hydraulic Fracturing in Oklahoma  48

14.2 Fracking Regulations by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission  48

14.3 Rules and Regulations by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission  49

15 Regulations for Hydraulic Fracturing in West Virginia  50

15.1 Overview of Hydraulic Fracturing in West Virginia  50

15.2 Fracking Regulations by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection  50

15.3 Rules and Regulations by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection  51

16 Regulations for Hydraulic Fracturing in Alabama  52

16.1 Overview of Hydraulic Fracturing in Alabama  52

16.2 Fracking Regulations by the State Oil and Gas Board of Alabama 53

16.3 Rules and Regulations by the State Oil and Gas Board of Alabama  53

17 Appendix  55

17.1 Market Definitions  55

17.2 Abbreviations  55

17.3 Sources  57

17.3.1 Methodology  59

17.3.2 Coverage  60

17.3.3 Secondary Research  60

17.3.4 Primary Research  60

17.4 Contact Us  61

17.5 Disclaimer  61

 

List of Tables

Table 1: Hydraulic Fracturing, Water Usage of Shale Gas Fracking Operations in the US, 2012

 

List of Figures

Figure 1: Exploration and Production Industry, Horizontal Well with Multiple Fractures by Hydraulic Fracturing, 2012

Figure 2: Hydraulic Fracturing, Clean Air Act, Costs and Benefits, 2012

Figure 3: Colorado, Green River Shale Formations, 2012

Figure 4: Colorado, Niobrara Basin, 2012

Figure 5: Colorado, Hydraulic Fracturing, Casing, 2012

Figure 6: Texas, Hydraulic Fracturing, Casing, 2012

Figure 7: Pennsylvania, Hydraulic Fracturing, Location of Marcellus Shale Formation, 2012

Figure 8: North Dakota, Hydraulic Fracturing, Location of Bakken Shale, 2012

Figure 9: New York, Hydraulic Fracturing, Marcellus Shale, 2012

Figure 10: Arkansas, Hydraulic Fracturing, Fayetteville Shale, 2012

Figure 11: Ohio, Hydraulic fracturing, Marcellus and Utica Shales, 2012

Figure 12: West Virginia, Hydraulic Fracturing, Marcellus Shale, 2012

Figure 13: Alabama, Hydraulic Fracturing, Floyd and Conasauga Shales, 2012

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